[Persian calligraphy album].

Record ID: 
182950
Accession number: 
MS W.57
Title: 
[Persian calligraphy album].
Created: 
[ca. 1780-1799]
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
16 leaves (2 columns, 6-8 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 162 x 95 mm.
Provenance: 
Owner's stamp at foot of folio 3; Walter Schatzki, New York; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Schatzki in 1952; JPW 1928; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. calligraphy album; written and illuminated in Iran, late 18th century.
Decoration: different colored papers with inlaid center rectangle of very thin, cream-colored paper, written with 6-8 lines of script on the diagonal within areas of plain paper, surrounded by gold leaf; bordered with painted gold floral motifs. On some of the papers can be seen fragments of diverse 18th-century watermarks.
Binding: 19th-century Persian (Qajar?) lacquer binding of floral motifs on brown ground [gul-o bulbul] with wavy borders, 1/4 leather back, red lacquer doublures with flower sprays; in cloth-covered box by JPW 1952.

Script: 
nasta'liq.
Language: 
In Persian;
Century: 
Classification: